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Queen calls Hancock ‘poor man’ in first in-person audience with PM for 15 months


The Queen has held her first in-person weekly audience with the Prime Minister since before lockdown. Boris Johnson met with the monarch at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday afternoon. The Queen told him: “I’ve just been talking to your Secretary of State for Health – poor man. He came for Privy Council. He’s full of…” Mr Johnson replied: “Beans”, but the Queen continued: “He thinks that things are getting better.”

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